1.    09 Oct 2017 #1
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    Disconnecting and re-extending desktop to display, changes arrangement


    Using the display settings menu to disconnect a display when it is not in use and then extend the desktop to the display again results in the arrangement of the displays being changed. I then have to drag them back into position each time in what is already an arduous process without this aspect. Is it possible for Windows 10 to save and recall the relative positions of displays?
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  2.    13 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Which "display settings menu" are you using? I just press the Windows Logo key and the P key, then select what mode I want. Windows remembers what display was where. I only ever have to adjust the layout once after a clean install. I switch from Extend to PC Only and back when playing games.
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  3.    13 Oct 2017 #3
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    This screenshot shows the display settings menu. It allows individual monitors to be disconnected and reconnected and moved around in relation to each other.

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    This video shows what happens to the monitor arrangement when a single monitor is disconnected and then reconnected. The purpose of disconnecting monitors and reconnecting them in this way is to prevent the cursor from moving to an unused display which makes it harder to find, to prevent wasted electricity on unused resources and maintain system performance that would be spent on unnecessary calculations inside the transistors that make a monitor display things.

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  4.    13 Oct 2017 #4
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    I don't think there is an easy way around what your doing. Windows likely forgets all about a display when you disconnect it. When you re connect it, it just treats it as a new display. I only ever switch between PC Only and Extend. I never have the need to just remove one monitor.
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